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VICTORY! Gov. Baker Signs Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions into Law!

In historic legislation signed by the Governor yesterday, we got a blanket Moratorium on foreclosures and all evictions, except where the occupant has committed a criminal act that endangered others. This law appears to be in effect for 120 days, … Continue reading

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Clarifying Governor Baker’s remarks of 3/25/2020

Auctions and evictions are still not stopped. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Governor Baker announced that the Massachusetts Division of Banks is telling Massachusetts banks and credit unions to stop all foreclosure auctions for 60 days. Of course, the vast … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Evictions in MA Are Still Happening, But You Can Help Stop Them!

PLEASE RE-POST WIDELY Friends, Until there is an actual, specific announcement for the state of MA that foreclosures and evictions have been halted, please share the following information as broadly as possible: Forcible eviction in MA can only occur based … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Help Us Get Sponsors for Our Bills!

We NEED YOU to tell your story! And help us get legislators to understand that they MUST act to prevent more foreclosures and stop the damage done to our neighborhoods and our economy from the ongoing foreclosure crisis. On Wednesday … Continue reading

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MAAPL Hosts Free December Foreclosure Defense Clinics

NOTE: More clinics are planned throughout December—please check this post frequently for additional clinic dates and locations! The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL) is hosting a series of free legal clinics across Massachusetts in December for homeowners who were … Continue reading

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Northeastern U Law Students Host MAAPL Training on 10/28/16

Free Training to Help MA Homeowners Fight Their Foreclosure—Law Students from All Schools Invited! Northeastern Law Students invite you to a training with Grace Ross, Coordinator of the Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL), to learn how to help homeowners … Continue reading

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You Can Save Your Home from Senate #2015!

NEW DEADLINE 2/23/17 – This is the Constitutional deadline date. No Court has ruled that the legislative deadline could substitute for the Constitutional one; we expect the SJC will agree with us on a deadline of Feb. 23, 2017. KEEP … Continue reading

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AG’s Office Rejects Voter Referendum to Overturn Foreclosure Law

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has turned down a “Ten Voter” petition to put the legislature’s hurriedly passed Chapter 141 of the acts of 2015, “An Act Clearing Titles to Foreclosed Properties,” on the ballot as a voter referendum. Healey … Continue reading

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Foreclosures Up in MA, 61% Increase From Last Year

The Boston Globe has reported that foreclosure starts in Massachusetts in September, 2015 have increased 61% from the figure reported in the same month last year. According to the Warren Group, a Boston real estate publisher, the rise in foreclosure … Continue reading

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